Janet Kaye Ibis was born August 31, 1940 on the family farm east of Emery to Diedrich D. and Lida (Osterloo) Janssen. She graduated from Emery High School in 1958. On December 3, 1959 she married LeRoy Ibis. They resided in Panorama, CA from 1964 to 1977, at which time they returned to Emery. She was employed as a cook at the Emery School for ten years, was the Emery City Treasurer for several years and was the Hanson County Auditor for 18 ½ years, retiring in 2005. She was presently working at the Little Learners Day Care in Emery. She was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church. She enjoyed baking and spending time with her family, friends and grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, LeRoy; five children: Teresa Monteferrante and husband, Michael of Wichita, KS, Rachelle Kramer and husband, Jeff of Encino, CA, Todd Ibis and wife, Amy of Sioux Falls, SD, Patricia Ibis of Sherman Oaks, CA, Jennifer Ibis of Sioux Falls, SD; eleven grandchildren; three sisters: Marian Klock of Freeman, SD, Marjorie Fluth and husband, Harley of Emery, SD, JoAnn Weber and husband, Robert of Emery, SD; and a brother-in-law, Lowell Terveen of Emery, SD.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers: Diedrich Janssen and wife, Margaret and Loren Janssen, three sisters: Lillian Scharffenberg and husband, Walter, Mable Decker and husband, Ed, Averyl Terveen and a brother-in-law, Marvin Klock.